Multi-billionaire Robert Kraft had to confront a dilemma after he was slapped with two misdemeanor offenses for trying to commit prostitution. This American businessman is no new to the scandals as well as the owner of New England Patriots among others. He was also rumored back in 2017 for fathering an actress’s child, which he later refuted. Kraft has pled not guilty to two charges of misdemeanor solicitation of sex in the news of the latest situation.
Let us see what this prostitution allegation is about and more about the life of Robert Kraft.
Quick Facts about Robert Kraft
|Full Name:||Robert Kenneth Kraft|
|Parent’s name:||Harry Kraft and Sarah Bryna|
|Age:||78 years old as of 2019|
|Date of Birth:||June 5, 1941|
|Wife:||Myra Nathalie Hiatt (died in 2011)|
|Partner:||Ricki Noel Lander|
|Children Name:||Jonathan, Joshua, Daniel, and David|
|Net Worth:||$6.6 billion|
Short details Of Robert Kraft
Robert Kenneth Kraft, who is best known as Robert Kraft, was born to Harry Kraft and Sarah Bryna on June 5, 1941, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Born to a religious Jewish family, Robert grew up attending the Edward Devotion School in Brookline. Then he graduated from Brookline High School in 1959, where he remained as the president of the class.
He traveled to Columbia University for his higher studies. He was quite an athlete there and trained for lightweight football teams. Robert graduated from the University of Columbia in 1962, and he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1965.
As a businessman of Robert Kraft
Today, Robert Kraft is one of the wealthiest men with a fortune worth billions. This didn’t come fast, though. Let us know, then, the story of the rise of Robert and his business empire.
Robert went to work at Rand-Whitney, a paper packaging manufacturer controlled by his father-in-law, Jacob Hiatt, after graduating with an MBA. Robert took half of it in 1968, and he took complete control in 1972.
He founded International Forest Products in 1972 and 1998 to widen the horizon of his firm, establishing the Kraft Group as a holding company for Rand-Whitney International Forest Products and other projects of his family, especially in the sports sector.
In addition to business, Robert Kraft has also established a significant influence in the field of sports. Robert is the owner of the New England Patriots of the National Football League, the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, and Gillette Stadium as well.
Robert Kraft Properties: House
For that sum of fortune, this multi-billionaire definitely lives with ease and luxury.
In late 2010, Robert Kraft purchased a lavish Cape Code mansion that they sold for $3.8 million to their eldest son, Jonathan. The house, with seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, was designed at 7,500 sq feet.
Another known property of Robert Kraft is a Palm Beach mansion which he purchased for about $29.5 million in 2009. The property, however, is currently in the process of constructing a British Colonial styled house designed by Peter Zimmerman for 17,000 sq ft.
Robert Kraft is not guilty of prostituting charges
On 22 February 2019, it was announced that Rober Kraft will face two misdemeanor charges for finding another to commit prostitution.
Pursuant to Florida police records, Kraft went to the Asia Day Spa Orchids on the evening of 19 January; where prosecutors say they videotaped him participating in a s*x act and then kept over an undetermined amount of cash.
Robert returned to the spa 17 hours later, as per the papers, in a driver’s vehicle.
According to the court records of 28 February 2019, Robert Kraft pled not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor for the solicitation of prostitution.
Ok, we’re going to have to see what happens to Robert Kraft in the coming trials. However, if charged, he will have to perform 100 hours of community service; take a workshop on the hazards of sex and trafficking in human beings.
Also, he’s going to have to pay a $5,000 fine. However, it is unbelievable that he will end up in prison.
Wife And Children Of Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft married Myra Nathalie Hiatt, daughter of late businessman and philanthropist Jacob Hiatt, before earning his MBA in June 1963. However, Myra was unable to battle ovarian cancer and died at the age of 68 on June 20, 2011.
They had four children, all of them sons, Jonathan, Joshua, Daniel, and David. Jonathan Kraft is the chairman of the Kraft Group.
Joshua is the President of the New England Patriots Foundation, and Daniel Kraft is the President-International of the Kraft Company and both the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Forest Producers LLC.
Is Robert Kraft With Another Lady?
After the tragic death of his wife in 2011, Robert Kraft began dating Ricki Noel Lander in 2012. Ricki is an American actress and model, 38 years younger than Robert Kraft.
However, their romance caught the headlines when it was reported that Ricki had given birth to her first child in the fall of 2017. When Ricki saw Robert, it was common for the public to lift speculation against Robert.
However, Robert Kraft denied paternity of the child when the birth was announced in May 2018.
Robert Kraft is ranked 79th in Forbes 400, the Forbes list of the richest Americans. Likewise, Robert is ranked 281st on the list of the richest people in the world. Ok, this is Forbes’ collection at the end of 2018. We can’t wait to see an improvement in Roberts’ wealth by the end of 2019.
As per Forbes, Robert Kraft net worth as of 2019 is $6.6 billion.
In addition, the Kraft Company of Robert Kraft is one of the oldest and most profitable private holding firms in the United States operating in more than 90 countries. Forbes Kraft Company alone is worth $4.6 billion.
No wonder it was in the 92nd position as America’s biggest private holding firm in 2018 with at least 5,000 employees.
Similarly, Robert Kraft’s real estate arm has built over $1 billion worth of assets.
Real estate planning includes Patriot Spot, an outdoor lifestyle of $350 million, and an entertainment center around the Gilette Stadium.
Then, in 1995, Robert purchased New England Patriots, a $172 million football team, and now it’s worth more than $2.6 billion. Not to forget that Robert even owns another sports club.
Trivia/Facts Of Robert Kraft
- His mother was from Canada, and his father was from Brookline.
- He was reluctant to engage in athletics during his education because it clashed with his post-school studies in Hebrew.
- Robert is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Kraft Group.
- He is now the owner of the National Football League, the New England Patriots.